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1. Posted by rainfall (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

rainfall has indicated that this thread is about Malaysia

I am due to travel to Malaysia solo for a period of 3 weeks, but as i draw closer to my depature date i find myself being overly anxious for my safety. Can anyone assist me with travel and transport advise? and also areas to avoid?

Regards

2. Posted by zackry (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Safety?...of what!Please be specific

3. Posted by Mohd anuar (Full Member 28 posts) 10y

You are welcome to Malaysia,do not worry yourself with all kind of nagatives news,is good to check before your visits.If you are from Kuala Lumpur International airport,you will have Taxis.busses, and train to make your journey to the capital city.Checks at the counter opon your arrival.if you are from any points or borders either from Thailand or Singapore your easy access to train or busses, direct from Hatyai to Kuala Lumpur or from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.Fare for both are cheaper between RM 30.00 to 50.00 about USD 10.00 - 15.00 . Filght also available from Singapore and
Hatyai in Thailand and direct to KLIA.To make your journey more intresting take bus or train and you can travel and enjoy the small villagers along the way, There is no trouble here, don't worry.

Best regard and warm welcome .Enjoy yourself here.:)

4. Posted by lizp (Full Member 77 posts) 10y

Are you male or female, and where are you from?
Malaysia is relatively safe, buses are a good way to travel.
Beware of pick pockets/ bag snatches in the cities.

5. Posted by Smiles21 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

When are you coming to Malaysia? I can assist you if the timing is right. I am staying around Kuala Lumpur.

6. Posted by janeyee (Full Member 38 posts) 10y

rainfall,

you might have heard or read some negative news about malaysia.. nonetheless malaysia is very safe in general.

alertness apply no matter where you visit in this world, right?

malaysians are very helpful, and we speaks english, so you don't really need to worry if you need any help. just ask!

7. Posted by rainfall (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Quoting rainfall

I am due to travel to Malaysia solo for a period of 3 weeks, but as i draw closer to my depature date i find myself being overly anxious for my safety. Can anyone assist me with travel and transport advise? and also areas to avoid?

Regards

8. Posted by MazDev (Budding Member 52 posts) 10y

rainfall,

Malaysia is a very safe country to travel. Also for single woman.
Malaysia has many races and religions and because of this the people are very open minded and quite tolerant.

Bus transportation is good, comfortable and cheap.

Bustickets in Kuala Lumpur you can buy at the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal. Buy at the counters.

I personal would recommend "Sri Maju" as Bus company, as they have a own Platforn in Pudu Raya Bus terminal and you don't need chasing around for your Bus.

You can travel nearly everywhere, but I wouldn't recommend the east coast as the monsoon starts.

Places you could visit:
Kuala Lumpur
Melaka
Cameron Highlands
Penang
Langkawi

The only areas I would avoid would be chinese karaoke lounges, indian todi(fermented coconut juice) shops.

Enjoy your holidays here.

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Rainfall

I often panic, before travelling too, about safety. When i am panicing, i usually wonder if i am crazy to travel and take such risks. When i am travelling, i soon forget all my worries. Often there is less danger than i thought, or none. And most danger can be avoided, by reading about the dangers of various countries before going to them.
I will check for u, if there is anything specifically dangerous, about Malaysia, and post it here.

Mel

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Dangers in Malaysia accourding to the the SE Asia on a Shoestring book.

Physical attacks are rare. It is safe, if u dont go wandering around seedy areas, at night
Credit card fraud is on the rise. U should only use your credit card, at established businesses, and guard your credit card number.
Carry your bag, at the side not facing the road, in Kuala Lumpa, and Penang's Georgetown. Bag snatchers on motorbikes are quite common.
Dont leave valuable or essential doccuments unattended. Not even locked in your guest house room. Keep them, in a consealed money belt, under your clothes. Quite a lot of things are stolen from guesthouse rooms, by both outsiders and travellers staying at the guest house.
Rabies is a problem in Malaysia. If u are bitten, by an animal, get the first vaccination, within 2 weeks, and wash the wound, immediately.
After heavy rain, there are leeches, in the Jungle.
Men might stare at u and make comments, but they are usually not agressive.